Trillionaire | Clown Shoes

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States
clownshoesbeer.com

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Patches826 on 04-20-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
61
pDev:
6.76%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
13
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Caramel, dates, red apple, raisin, toffee, sweet, light alcohol, hint of scotch, brown sugar, sweet plum, light vanilla

Overall held up great after 2 years

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Photo of dannycohen62
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraftFan5
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a murky reddish brown with a one finger off white head. Nice amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is caramel, brown sugar and raisins.

T - The taste is caramel malts, brown sugar, vanilla, raisins, plums and some light scotch in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - Solid BA English Barleywine. The scotch is light in the flavor allowing the a flavors to shine.

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Photo of krome
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought On-Line

22 oz. Bomber
Bottled On: 05/20/16

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice cloudy amberish color, very nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger light tan head, which leaves a really big island/oil slick, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, hoppy, with some citrus, scotch, oaky, some dark fruits, vanilla. The taste is really nice, malty, hoppy, slight citrus, with some dark fruits, nice vanilla sweetness, with a very nice touch of scotch/oak. Full Body, ABV is hidden very well, nice complexity to this brew, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a pretty tasty.

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4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Damian
3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Drank from a 1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Fort Point Market, Boston, MA
Bottled on 05/20/16
Served in a snifter

Ruddy, dark crimson-amber appearance. The translucent, viscous looking liquid was topped by a thin, frothy, tan colored crown that quickly dropped to a bubbly collar. Some drippy, streaky lacing cascaded down the glass after each sip.

The nose was sweet and malt forward but fairly subtle. Caramel and toffee notes dominated. Moderately boozy. A nice generic fruity quality was apparent as well. Hint of brown sugar. As the beer sat, the alcohol really came forth. Raisin and plum notes appeared as well.

The flavor profile was similar to the nose but lacked some depth. Malty up front. Caramel notes were apparent. Brown sugar too. Somewhat bready. Fruity in the center. Raisins perhaps. Boozy notes came through big time on the back end and in the finish. There was a harsh, whiskey-like note, but the beer definitely lacked any type of Scotch character.

Fairly disappointing mouthfeel. Light and frothy on the palate. Thinner bodied for the style. The liquid contained a lively, finely beaded effervescence.

I really loved Clown Shoes's Billionaire, their Cognac barrel-aged barleywine, bit this Speyside Scotch barrel variation was devoid of any type of Scotch barrel character and lacked complexity. Perhaps more time in barrels, as well as more time in my cellar, would have improved this beer.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of epyon396
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CoreyC
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeB51982
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of moodyxc9
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of agreenman19
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sparky44
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antg8989
4.76/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Let's Go Patriots! Aside from that, another outstanding brew by Clown Shoes. Pours a deep, semi-cloudy copper/brown. Tiny head. Littttttle bit of lacing. Aroma is of dark fruits (raisins), molasses, honey, scotch. Taste is very much the same with the scotch heating up toward the end of the sip. The feel is chewy but light - couldn't be more perfect - so smooth and warm. The only real hints of this being 12.5% are the scotch notes. Aside from that, this is extremely drinkable. YUMMM.

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Photo of chippo33
3.2/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Casey3236
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I love these Clown Shoes BA offerings. They've put their English style Barleywine in just about everything, and this time it's scotch barrels. Lots of caramel and vanilla as you'd expect. Pretty big booze presence from the scotch barrels. Another winner.

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Photo of fthegiants
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakecattleco
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Trillionaire from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 61 ratings